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  • be quiet Dark Power Pro 10 550W Power Supply Review
  • be quiet Dark Power Pro 10 550W Power Supply Review



    Power supplies are often picked based on two simple criteria, capacity and price.  In the early days this was all you needed to know and all anyone cared about.  Competition in the PSU market has changed the way we look at these products and opened up a whole new list of things to look at when buying a good power supply.

    In this review we will be looking at the be quiet Dark Power Pro 10.  This is a 550W power supply unit that is designed to be virtually silent and highly configurable for a variety of applications.  The PSU features a 80Plus Gold rating, modular cables and an overclocking feature that allows you to change the 12v+ rail configuration.
    Continuous power (W) 550
    Peak power (W) 610
    Form factor ATX 12V
    Version 2.31
    Form factor EPS 12V
    Version 2.92
    Modular cable management
    PFC active
    Power factor at 100% load 0.99
    Compliant to Intel C6 mode
    12 V Rails (Multi-Rail operation) 4
    12 V Single Rail operation

    OCP (over current protection)
    OVP (over voltage protection)
    UVP (under voltage protection)
    SCP (short circuit protection)
    OTP (over temperature protection)
    OPP (over power protection)

    80PLUS Gold
    Warranty (Years) 5
    About be quiet
    be quiet is premium brand manufacture from Germany that specializes in power supplies and cooling solutions for the desktop PC.  They have been voted number 1 for power supplies in Germany and are also a six time winner for manufacture of the year in the same category.  In Europe there is an uncanny emphasis placed on silence that is unrivaled anywhere else in the world.  be quiet has over 10 years in the field of noise reduction and has applied that knowledge to their long line of power supplies and specially designed fans.